Introducing Google Docs & Slides

Just the Basics to Get you Started

What You Need to Know about Docs

  • Word processing, similar to Microsoft Word
  • Accessible anywhere and anytime in any browser
  • Available on mobile devices
  • Collaborate with others in real time
  • Autosaves
  • Revision History
  • You can convert existing Word documents to Google format for editing
  • You can download Google Docs as Word documents and PDFs

What You Need to Know about Slides

  • Presentation tool, similar to PowerPoint
  • Accessible anywhere and anytime in any browser
  • Available on mobile devices
  • Collaborate with others in real time
  • Autosaves
  • Revision History
  • You can convert existing PowerPoints to Google Slides for formatting
  • You can download Google Slides as PowerPoints, PDFs, and Picture files

Sharing and Collaborating with Google Docs and Slides

All About Sharing

  • Two Types of Settings: Visibility (Who can access the document and how they access it) and Sharing (What they can do with the document)
  • Visibility - private (default), public on the web, people at my organization, people at my organization with the link, anyone with the link, or specific, "invited" viewers and collaborators
  • Sharing - edit, comment, view

Collaborating on a document

  • Real-time collaboration - You can see who is editing and what they are doing
  • Chat within the document
  • Insert comments
  • Invite collaborators
  • Revision history